Another round of #EndSARS campaign resumes across various social media platforms, especially Twitter following yestreday’s fatal shooting of one Kolade Johnson at a football viewing center by men of the Special Anti-Cultism Squad (SACS) of SARS in Lagos State.
According to reports from an eye witness, It was gathered that the security operatives “came to arrest one of the boys of a major music producer who wears dreads” but when bystanders tried to explain to them that the boy was not a yahoo boy (informal slang for internet fraudster), they started shooting in order to disperse the crowd.
“Because Kunle was probably the last person in the crowd, he was shot point-blank from behind…we had trekked some few metres before we all saw he was bleeding, he died on his way to the hospital at Ikeja”.
When I said I’ve given up on this country, it took me plenty of guts and reasonability before reaching such conclusion.. Not until we as Nigerians stop being hypocritical and vote for who is right not political parties. #EndSars #EndPolicebrutality pic.twitter.com/W5AUPHC2zR
— Olajire Damilola Muyideen (@SmilingPen) April 1, 2019
There have been several reports of SARS operatives arresting or harassing young people who had dreadlock hairstyles or a tattoo or who sagged their trousers. Despite the outcry, however, the ugly trend has not abated.
While reacting to the incidence through a Twitter post, Segun Awosanya, who is a human rights lawyer popularly known for fighting for young people who are being intimidated or harassed by SARS operatives, pledged that Kolade Johnson’s death would not be in vain.
“Now that the recalcitrant Anti Cultism acting as Criminal Fashion Police have started killing our youth in the bid to intimidate, abduct and rob them of money, we will ensure this is the last time that unit operates. The end has come,” HE tweeted via his twitter handle, @segalink.
“We must be ready to travel for deliberations on this issue. Another life will not be cut short on this matter. We saw this coming and warned. Now it is happening. This must end!
“Kolade JOHNSON will not die in Vain. We will implore the Senate President (Bukola Saraki) to prioritise the passing of the #NewPoliceActBill for the assent of the President. We can’t continue to watch our young die while we pursue the cure to symptoms. We need this urgently.”
Now that the recalcitrant Anti Cultism acting as Criminal Fashion @PoliceNG have started killing our youth in the bid to intimidate, abduct and rob them of money, we will ensure this is the last time that unit operates. The end has come. #EndSACS #EndSAKS #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG https://t.co/N2fOoGGUIt
— SEGA L’éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) March 31, 2019